On 3 March the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP announced the one-year UK Community Renewal Fund (UK CRF).
The intention is that this will be used to pilot new approaches to move away from the EU Structural Funds, in preparation for the introduction in 2022/23 of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
The Fund aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK, creating opportunities to trial new approaches and innovative ideas at the local level. To nurture innovative thinking and offer flexibility, projects may align with one, or deliver across several, of the following investment priorities:
- Investment in skills
- Investment for local business
- Investment in communities and place
- Supporting people into employment
Projects awards are expected to be announced in late July and all project activity will need to finish by the end of March 2022. The fund is competitive and each local authority has a maximum of £3mil that they can bid up to.
Applications are now open in –
Pembrokeshire – deadline 7am 7 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1767
Carmarthenshire – deadline Noon 5 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1768
Conwy – deadline 5pm 14 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1769
Neath Port Talbot – deadline 5pm 14 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1772
Flintshire – deadline 5pm 14 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1774
Bridgend – deadline 7am 24 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1785
Vale of Glamorgan – deadline 10 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1784
Torfaen – deadline 5pm 7 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1783
Powys – deadline 5pm 17 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1782
Anglesey – deadline 4pm 30 April – https://funding.cymru/funds/1781
Merthyr Tydfil – deadline midnight 24 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1780
Ceredigion – deadline 9am 17 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1779
Cardiff – deadline 5pm 17 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1786
Caerphilly – deadline 12pm 17 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1808
Denbighshire – deadline 5pm 31 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1813
Blaenau Gwent – deadline 5pm 20 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1819
Newport – deadline 21 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1821
Swansea – deadline 5pm 21 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1823
Monmouthshire – deadline 5pm 14 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1825
Gwynedd – deadline 12pm 28 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1803
Rhondda Cynon Taf – deadline 5pm 31 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1827
Wrexham – deadline 12pm 28 May – https://funding.cymru/funds/1831
Please be aware that the deadlines may change. Each Local Authority have a team co-ordinating the funding but if people would like any general advice they can either contact the 3-SET team at WCVA (firstname.lastname@example.org) or their local CVC.
More local funds will be added be added to this page as the information is made available.